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Global Supply Chain Contracts Lead

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are healthier, have access to better education, and are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living.

Nearly 3 billion people — roughly one-third of the global population — live without electricity or without clean cooking facilities. We are committed to providing energy in innovative and more sustainable ways to help raise the standard of living for those living in energy poverty and to meet the ongoing demands of people and economies around the world.

The products we deliver power increasingly cleaner electricity across the globe, fuel tractors and trucks, make fertilizer to keep the world's food supply on the table, and heat our schools, hospitals and businesses.

Our employees bring a wide range of talents and skills to the job every day to tackle complex business challenges. We believe in providing a truly rewarding work environment supported by a benefits platform that ranks among the best in our peer group. Our company offers career development opportunities where employees can grow personally and professionally. We promote employee benefits that cultivate a family-friendly work environment and focus on our employees' overall well-being.

We are committed to being a workplace where all employees are valued and can thrive with a sense of belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion benefits our individual employees, our company and our external stakeholders; we are better as an organization when various ideas and perspectives are brought to the table.

Apache Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA). Apache has operations in the United States, Egypt's Western Desert and the United Kingdom's North Sea and a sister company with exploration opportunities offshore Suriname. Whether supporting Apache, APA Corporation or one of its subsidiaries, team members are employed by Apache Corporation.

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Specific Responsibilities

The Global Contract Lead for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Global Supply Chain team at the company’s Houston office reporting to the Global Contracts Manager. This position will have primary responsibility for execution and administration of Master Service Agreements and supporting projects. Facilitate the global Master Agreement (MA) lifecycle process, collaborate with other departments to improve current templates, and manage Apache’s contracts portfolio. Collaborate with Legal, Risk, Tax, Audit and other functions to ensure MA clauses remain current and reflect best position.  Collaborate across corporate organizations and Asset Teams to ensure accurate, efficient, and timely fulfilment of materials and services requirements. Ensure current, relevant contracts are in place to meet operational demand and facilitate efficient buying process. Ensure documentation and system accuracy while helping develop others within the team. 

This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Utilize approved Apache contract templates when available and engage clause owners as required
  • Maintain appropriate contract files in accordance with document retention policy 
  • Collaborate with Legal, Risk, Audit, and other functions to ensure a consistent approach in contract development and implementation is maintained across the business 
  • Ensure that sound, fit for purpose contracts are developed at the highest standard and to the scheduled requirements of the business requestor 
  • Support the Contracts team in driving towards achievement of all aspects of contract excellence including planning, development, negotiation, execution, and administration of contracts 
  • Maintain compliance with related policies and contracts processes & standards 
  • Contract initiation, negotiation, and execution as requested by system workflow (MDG)
  • Manage complex service contracts and contract portfolios based on business requirements
  • Prioritize and execute contract renewals or negotiations accordingly
  • Be a subject matter expert in contracting best practices and applicable processes/systems
  • Provide support and user testing for applicable system upgrades and enhancements
  • Develop full understanding of relevant system processes (SAP, Ariba, ISN, etc.)
  • Become familiar with internal controls designated into Supply Chain processes and systems
  • Report non-compliance to Supply Chain and business unit management when necessary and provides recommendations where applicable  
  • Participate in continuous improvement and application of new technologies to improve the control and monitoring of the function
  • Participate in the design and delivery of strategies and programs to ensure Supply Chain personnel, business users, and suppliers understand company policies, systems tools, and processes
  • Manages special projects at management's direction

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or relevant Business/Technical discipline
  • MBA or JD preferred but not required
  • 5+ years of relevant legal experience in contract negotiation


The successful candidate should demonstrate and exhibit the following core competencies:

  • This position requires a high attention to detail and ability to understand legal contract documents
  • Must be able to be productive as a sole contributor but also collaborate often with other teams. 
  • Strong business acumen and ability to communicate complex scenarios to leadership team.

Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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